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“Good Housekeeping” Puts Healthier Thanksgiving Fare on the Menu


November means Turkey Day, and this month’s Good Housekeeping puts a spin on the usual Thanksgiving recipe roundup by offering healthy spins on all the standards, as well as “traditional” and “twist” versions of each dish. Check out these recipes to make your holiday spread less heart-stopping:

Roast Turkey with Roasted-Garlic Gravy (scroll to the bottom […]

On The BodyBugg: Update 5


Have you been following my adventure with the BodyBugg (Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4)? So far, I have dropped a few pounds and learned a lot about my habits.
My husband hung up a full length mirror for me yesterday. I used to have one, but it was damaged when we were doing […]

Review: Weight Watchers English Muffin Sandwich


Recently I had the chance to try Weight Watchers English Muffin Sandwich. This one clocks in at 4 Weight Watchers points and 210 calories, but what about the taste?  
The GOOD: The egg whites were not watery, but firm like they should be. The bread remained fairly soft, which is sometimes a challenge when heating up […]

Test Your Thanksgiving Nutrition Knowledge


Health.com has posted a fun (or scary, depending on your perspective) Thanksgiving dinner quiz in their Healthy Eating section.
Wondering what sides to indulge in and which to avoid? Or what dessert is closest to guilt-free? Go take the quiz!
I scored an abysmal 2 out of 6. On the upside, I was overestimating the number of […]

Savor the Holidays with Pumpkin Tofu “Ricotta”


Ok, it’s getting near the holiday season. If your office brought in left over Halloween candy like mine did - it may have already kicked in. While we can’t declare the office a treat-free zone, we can be more conscious of what we’re eating. And if we’re really nice, we can bring something healthy to […]

On the BodyBugg: Update 4


Have you been following my adventure with the BodyBugg (Update 1, Update 2, Update 3)? So far, I have dropped a few pounds and learned a lot about my habits.
So, after my large, unexpected loss, a funny thing happened. Okay, it’s not really that funny. Not to me at least. I stopped losing.
To be honest, […]

Review: Weight Watchers Breakfast Quesadilla


So since you now know that I am a grab-and-go sorta gal when it comes to breakfast, it should be no surprise that I’m slowly working my way through the Weight Watchers line of frozen breakfast selections. Today? It’s all about their Breakfast Quesadilla. With only 4 Weight Watchers points and 220 […]

CSA Recap - My First Summer with a CSA


So, now that we’re well into the doldrums of fall, my Community Supported Agriculture program has finally wrapped up. So how did it go? Well, overall, it went very well. However there are definitely aspects for improvement, both from the CSA and from me.
 (Editor’s Note: Each CSA runs differently. So, some of the items mentioned […]

AMA Wants Nationwide Ban on Trans Fats


It wasn’t too long ago that trans fats were a little known or spoken of element of food. But these days, we all know how dangerous they are to heart health. That’s why the American Medical Association has adopted a policy that supports the outright ban of artificial trans fats in restaurants and bakeries throughout […]

The Road to a Half Marathon… Part 3


Momentum is a funny thing. When I was at the peak of my training, running three times per week, with long runs between 10 and 12 miles, there was nothing you could do to stop me. I’d run through pain, exhaustion, stress, heat, cold, rain, wind, and even illness.
Since I injured my leg however, my […]